President Interview for Backup Review
Company History and Operation
1) Please give us some background information about your company ~ when and how it was founded, location, etc.
CoreVault is a Cloud Solutions Company located in Oklahoma City. Founded in 2004 and officially launched in November 2005, CoreVault is a privately owned affiliate of Dobson Technologies. Dobson Technologies is the parent of two local exchange telephone companies and Intelleq Communications, a fiber transport company. Initially created by Dobson Technologies as a secure solution to its own backup and recovery needs, CoreVault utilizes our vast affiliated infrastructure to serve customers in 34 states and four countries.
2) Tell us about your day to day job, its challenges and successes.
I am President of CoreVault and three other Dobson-affiliated companies. I work with a management team and talented engineers and product development. Our sophisticated network infrastructure allows us to not just provide a highly secured and well managed network, it provides a huge competitive advantage over other cloud solution providers. Our corporate success has been based on 75 years of providing quality voice and data services to our customers.
It’s a challenge to keep any company growing in a depressed economy. Here’s how we overcome the challenge at CoreVault ~ we motivate our teams to reach farther by seeking innovative solutions. People like to be associated with success; CoreVault continues to achieve that each day. We are currently ranked one of the nation’s Top 5 data storage companies by Backup Review. CoreVault is recognized as the 17th fastest growing private company in Oklahoma City. This is CoreVault’s second year to receive the prestigious Metro 50 ranking.
3) Is your customer base primarily in the U.S. or Canada? Do you have an international presence?
Our corporate headquarters is in the United States, although we do have a very strong alliance with partners in Canada and 4 international communities. We’ve established strong relationships with over 25 Industry Associations nationwide, garnering their endorsement and helping us establish our broad customer base.
4) Other news about your company you’d like to share?
Since CoreVault is affiliated with a phone company that has been in business for almost 75 years, we are able to leverage an established, extensive private infrastructure. The gigabit ethernet link that connects both data centers with complete redundancy throughout the network is used specifically for replicating data between both sites.
5) How many subscribers do you have?
We don’t disclose statistics on our subscribers, but we can tell you that CoreVault’s customer base and the volume of protected data continues to increase at a very healthy rate. We have Channel Partners in selected regions of the U.S. that help our sales efforts on a daily basis.
6) Can you tell us about your servers, please? Where they are located, if server room is controlled for humidity, temperature, and whether there is backup power?
Our primary facility is located in Oklahoma City with our secondary one located more than 120 miles away. Our emergency backup generators are capable of running our entire 175,000 square foot complex uninterrupted for 1-2 weeks. Our batteries alone can power the data center for approximately 24 hours at a single stretch. We boast an FM 200 fire suppression system, redundant A/C units, redundant internet connectivities, key card access, video and onsite personnel surveillance, to name a few. Both locations are connected via a gigabit ethernet link. Our SAS 70 Type II and Red Spin certifications are updated annually.
The rest of this exclusive interview by Backup Review and our President, Jim Rutherford, can be read in its entirety at http://www.backupreview.info/2010/11/18/backupreviewinfo-interviews-jim-rutherford-president-of-corevault-online-data-backup.